I don't have a mock up of the finish quilt with the Santa's but I do have it without. Each Santa will hang over into the borders to add interest. If this is something that you don't like you will need to make the center block bigger and you have to redraft the pine trees or adjust the other block inner borders.
I will be flying out to Memphis for Thanksgiving with my son and his family next week so I won't be back for at least two weeks for Part 2. Hopefully I will have all the blocks ready for applique before I leave and will be able to sew a little while gone. If you don't hear from me until after I come back: